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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

31 March - 4 April 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Wednesday, 2 April 2014
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OWG delegates during the discussion of economic growth, industrialization, infrastructure, and energy.
OWG-10On Wednesday, 2 April 2014, the OWG discussed the focus areas on economic growth, industrialization, infrastructure, and energy into goals and targets, and heard the views of Major Groups on all 19 focus areas. Some Member States and Major Groups called for a goal on “sustainable, inclusive, and equitable economic growth,” with the issues of infrastructure, industrialization, and employment forming targets of this goal. Other Member States called for a goal on “sustained and inclusive economic growth,” along with stand-alone goals on the issues of industrialization and infrastructure. On the issue of energy, most speakers supported an SDG on “sustainable energy for all,” with targets in the areas of universal access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Other target proposals included the elimination of harmful fossil fuel subsidies and strengthening transparency of energy markets.

The Major Groups gave a series of statements on each focus area, with specific proposals for goals and targets in each area. Proposals from the Groups included calls for stand-alone goals on: universal healthcare; universal social protection; full employment and decent jobs; ecosystems and biodiversity; gender equality and women’s empowerment; SCP; environmentally-friendly energy; climate change; and governance.

At the conclusion of the day, Co-Chair Kőrösi said that the OWG was coming very close to a concise sense of common objectives, and said he looked forward to the Thursday morning discussion on cities and human settlements, SCP, and climate change.
Daniella Diz, High Seas Alliance, presents on the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas during the debate with Major Groups.
Major Group participants during the debate with Major Groups
John Drexhage, Global Business Alliance, presents on economic growth during the debate with Major Groups.
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Session resources

*Session website and documents

*Draft programme of work

*Clusters

*Annex 1 - Interlinkages document

*Letter from Co-Chairs of the Open Working on SDGs (18 March)

*General information on SDGs

*Sustainable development knowledge platform website

*Website for OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Website for OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America


IISD RS resources

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-9, 3-5 March 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-8, 3-7 February 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-7, 6-10 January 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage from OWG-6, 9-13 December 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-5, 25-27 November 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-4, 17-19 June 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Arab Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes, 29-30 May 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of OWG-3, 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS briefing note of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Integration Meeting on Achieving Sustainable Development – “Integrating the Social, Economic and Environmental Dimensions”, 13 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes, 22-24 April 2013, Bangkok, Thailand (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-2, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of OWG-1, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century and Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20, 5-6 and 7-9 of March 2013, Bogotá, Colombia

*IISD RS summary report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) and Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (Africa-RIM) in preparation for the Twentieth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable (CSD-20), 19-21 November 2012, UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

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